Children's Health
Saturday 19 August, 2017

Junk food commercials trigger unhealthy choices among kids

Junk food commercials on pizzas and burgers during TV programmes influence food choices among children and their brain activities as well  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, August 12th, 2016

Depression in parents, grandparents bad for kids

Children whose parents and grandparents are suffering from depression are at a higher risk of suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD)  More...

Dr Koren
 The Hospital for Sick Children Director, Motherisk Programs
Image credit :The Hospital for Sick Children
By BioNews On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Morphine after childhood surgery may be life threatening

Treating post-operative pain with morphine can cause life threatening respiratory problems in some children who have had their tonsils removed  More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Stress during pregnancy can affect baby’s development

Stress hormones in the mother can affect foetal development  More...

Expanding upon previous studies, Duan, working with Judith Miles and other team members, used a system of cameras to photograph and generate three-dimensional images of children’s faces. 
Credit: Shelby Kardell
By BioNews On Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Advanced 3D facial imaging may detect autism early

Using advanced 3D facial imaging techniques, researchers at University of Missouri have identified facial measurements in children with autism that may lead to a screening tool for young children and provide clues More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Higher sense of autonomy make toddlers smarter

Children with a higher sense of autonomy are likely to possess stronger mental skills  More...

Dr Jane Herbet conducting the research study
Picture credit : Dr Jane Herbet,University of Sheffield
By BioNews On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Napping boosts infants’ memory

While babies devote the majority of their time to sleeping, researchers have now found that napping helps them develop memory and retain new behaviours they have learnt  More...

By BioNews On Friday, January 9th, 2015

Music eases kids’ pain after surgery

An Indian-origin scientist from Northwestern Medicine and his daughter have found that  More...

Angry Child
By BioNews On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Gene decides why some kids turn into troubled adults

Researchers from North Carolina-based Duke University have identified a gene variant that may serve as a marker  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, December 29th, 2014

Text message reminders push influenza vaccination in kids

Sending text message reminders with educational information on the importance of the second dose of influenza vaccine boosts  More...